What is the Entry Level Writing Requirement? (Formerly the Subject A Requirement).
The University of
California requires all
undergraduate students (including international
demonstrate a minimum proficiency in English composition.
is called the " Entry Level Writing Requirement."
Test results that satisfy the Entry Level Requirement include:
* A score of 680 or higher on the College Board SAT Reasoning Test, Writing Section
* A score of 30 or better on the ACT Combined English/Writing test;
* a score of 3, 4,
or 5 on the CEEB Advanced
Placement Test in English;
*A score of 5 or higher on the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Language A exam;
*A score of 6 or higher on the International Baccalaureate Standard Level English A exam;
* submitting proof of completion of a
course of four quarter-units or three
semester-units in English
composition with a grade of C or
*writing a passing essay on the Analytical Writing Placement Exam
(which is required of all students who have not otherwise met
the requirement). This examination may be taken only once.
If you do not pass
the Entry Level Writing Requirement, you will need to demonstrate
minimum proficiency in composition through course work. You
do this by enrolling in SDCC 1 during your first quarter
residence at UCSD, or as soon thereafter as space is available
in the course. SDCC 1 is a Mesa College course taught at UCSD
as part of a cooperative program with the San Diego Community
College District. You must pass an examination at the end of
the course to satisfy the Entry Level Writing Requirement. You will not
be allowed to enroll in university-level writing courses at UCSD
until you fulfill the Entry Level Writing Requirement.
Under current Academic
Senate regulations, SDCC 1 cannot be counted towards the graduation
requirements. The course units do count as workload credit towards
the miminum progress requirement and eligibility for financial